Hate to type in the password every time you logon to your Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate or Enterprise? Well, I’m going to show you how to enable auto login for these versions of Windows! Noticing how I’ve left out the versions of Windows 7 Home Premium and Starter? Unfortunately, Windows 7 Home Premium and Starter don’t allow users to do auto login (
If I’m wrong about this, you can show me how by commenting below this post!).
So, let get started!
- Sign into your Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate or Enterprise, hit the Windows key on your keyboard (i.e., the one with Windows’ flag icon) and key r simultaneously (i.e., together). A small run window should pop up.
- Inside run window, type in control userpasswords2 and click OK or hit enter key.
- By now, a new window labels as User Accounts at the top should pop up! Noticing there is a checkmark inside the box which labels as “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.”? Uncheck the checkmark! Click OK!
- A new window should now appear and ask you to enter a username of a user you want to have auto login and this very user’s password. Of course, you have to enter the same password that you used to log on as the user you want to allow to have auto login. In case you enter a different password, after restarting the computer, your machine will error out and say wrong password, something along this line, and will prompt you enter the password as auto login fails to log you into your account, because you have not enter the same password for the user’s auto login and the password that you are using to log on to this very user before the configuration of the auto login process. Don’t sweat, just enter the old password that you used to log on with this very user so you could access your account again! When inside the account, you need to go to Control Panel >> User Accounts and Family Safety >> User Accounts >> Change your password, and make sure this time you enter the same password that you have used for your auto login. When done, restart the computer and your machine should auto log you into your account.